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Bengals News (11/16): How the Bengals can survive without A.J. Green and Joe Mixon

The Bengals offense may’ve suffered another crucial loss this week. Can they put the pieces back together in time?

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Notebook: Maybe No Green and Flacco In This One; Only 2 Healthy LBs; All Grown-Up Gio Welcomes Hue
Take away the two defining players from the Bengals-Ravens series over the last several years in A.J. Green and Joe Flacco and now it’s really tough to make a call on Sunday’s game between the Bengals and Ravens.

How the Bengals can cope if Joe Mixon joins A.J. Green on sideline vs. Ravens – The Athletic
Green's absence from Sunday's AFC North battle has been anticipated. Mixon's presence on the injury report Thursday was a new development.

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: 3 keys & predictions
Bengals beat writers give their predictions and three keys for what the Bengals need to do for a victory against the Ravens on Sunday.

John Dorsey on Hue Jackson joining the Bengals: ‘I wish him the best’ | cleveland.com
Dorsey admits it was hard a few weeks ago with having to fire Hue Jackson but 'I wish him the best.'

Bengals’ Lewis back to doing what he loves: running defense | Tri-City Herald
Joyful return: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is back to running a defense, one of the things he loves most. Lewis is filling the dual roles of head coach and defensive coordinator as Cincinnati heads into a pivotal game in Baltimore.

Marvin Lewis has Bengals going back to basics with tackling drills
The Bengals head coach is now serving as a coordinator and doing things differently.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens preview | NBC Sports
The Ravens' quarterback situation is muddled right now, but the Bengals have been in free fall in recent weeks.

Bengals: Why club made concessions on Paul Brown Stadium deal
What the hell has gotten into the Bengals on stadium lease? They simply saw a bitter fight coming down the pike that wasn't worth it.

Marvin Lewis on Ravens QB uncertainty: Right now it’s about us – ProFootballTalk
The Bengals made a big change to their coaching staff this week by firing defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and giving head coach Marvin Lewis control of the defense for the final seven games of the season.

Around the league

Saints WR Brandon Marshall: 'I'm as healthy as a trout' - NFL.com
Fresh off his signing with the New Orleans Saints, veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall gives an assessment on his health as he prepares to potentially take part in his first post-season.

Unpopular Opinions: Saban, Jim Harbaugh deserve NFL redux - NFL.com
Nick Saban? Jim Harbaugh? Bruce Arians? Adam Rank says those are just a few of the coaches who deserve another shot in the NFL. See his ranking of the seven worthiest second-chance candidates.

Agent's Take: What's next for Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers, including seven potential suitors for the RB - CBSSports.com
Here are the options available now that Bell will officially sit until the 2019 season.

Patrick Mahomes offered free ketchup for life if he throws record 57 TDs
Patrick Mahomes might have ketchup for life if he's able to set a single-season record with 57 touchdown passes this season.

Detroit Lions practice in snow, leave players asking why
The Lions, despite being a full month -- or four games -- away from playing a potential cold-weather game outdoors, practiced in those conditions Thursday, amid steady snowfall.